The real story in this mess is not the threat that algorithms pose to Amazon shoppers, but the threat that algorithms pose to journalism. By forcing reporters to optimize every story for clicks, not giving them time to check or contextualize their reporting, and requiring them to race to publish follow-on articles on every topic, […]Read More Cegłowski on the threat algorithms pose to journalism
This is not The Onion. Unveiled today, the Fox News Deck is where journalists will be on camera as they sift through posts on Twitter and Facebook to keep track of emerging news on GIANT 55-inch touchscreens. It’s gaudy and cheesy, but certainly a physical manifestation of the importance newsrooms are putting on social media, […]Read More Fox News Replaces Desks With 55″ Social Media Touchscreens
Burning Man isn’t a way of escaping the social problems that accompany new technology. On the contrary, it is a a petri dish that intensifies and fosters some of the deeper conflicts. It is a case study for, among other things, a new media problem: that of ubiquitous cameras. Photos are all too easy to […]Read More On Google Glass and Consent through the lens of Burning Man
“It’s my goal to be bringing in new technology to make sure that students are aware that, you know, digital tools are disrupting all of our jobs and we need to learn about them and we need to discuss them. via Drake University Gets a Drone – ABC5 News Des Moines, IA. I completely agree. […]Read More Chris Snider of Drake University on why they bought a drone for the J-School
There was an important Supreme Court ruling early in the day. An international fugitive was possibly on a flight from Moscow to Cuba. The Dow was diving. But by midday in the nation’s capital on Monday, a red panda who disappeared from the National Zoo had hijacked the news cycle. via A Parallel Search for […]Read More Does soft news always win? Missing red panda trumps Supreme Court and Snowden
A survey of journalists shows 39 percent consider themselves “digital first,” meaning that they publish news as it breaks rather than waiting for the next print issue, which means 61 percent of journalists are still thinking about traditional channels. About half believe their biggest audiences are online, so perhaps that’s quelling the adoption a bit. […]Read More INFOGRAPHIC: Journalists and the digital revolution
I got pretty amped about drone journalism this time last year, and it’s slowly catching on within grassroots media organizations and those looking for an affordable, accessible way to tell a story from the air (election protests in Russia, Improv Everywhere in NY). You won’t see CNN or NBC with drones flying above the Presidential […]Read More Drones, Kites and Balloons! Oh My!